The challenge is to write on one topic, each and every day, for the entire month.
Here's the rub: I'm not the type of person who gravitates toward "just one" topic. You might consider it a fear of thematic commitment. I've never thrown a themed birthday party or planned a themed meal. I've never collected themed decorations, built a themed wardrobe, or adhered to tightly interwoven themed interests.
Even so, my three years of blogging at Pink Dryer Lint have consistently reflected one overarching theme: observing and embracing the ordinary moments in motherhood and life.
Think of the blog like a well-balanced dish with sides of humor, faith, and incidental observations. Or, like a scattered smorgasbord that's thrown together like a last-minute dinner but helps to clean out the fridge. Either way, I invite you to prepare for my thirty-one day blogging blitz, one that will be loosely structured around the malleable theme of everyday awesomeness.
By joining this challenge, I'm making a commitment to pay attention to my own life. To be intentional. To dismount the whip, slow down, and regain my bearings. Some posts will unfold leisurely like a fine dining experience; others will reflect more simple, bite-sized portions. (Ketchup on the side is optional.)
Come daily, and come hungry. I'm excited for what will unfold, and I welcome you to share the experience with me!
In the spirit of archival accuracy (yay, archiving!), each subsequent post in the 2013 Thirty-One Day Experience will be listed and linked below.
Day 01: Introduction to 31 Days of Everyday Awesomeness.
Day 02: Busy, and not proud of it.
Day 03: They Talk. And Talk. And Talk.
Day 04: Battles They Have to Fight
Day 05: Ships in the Night
Day 06: Getting Ready for Grandparents
Day 07: Even computer wires benefit from some modesty.
Day 08: Think About and Emulate
Day 09: Nature's Most Exquisite Act
Day 10: Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time
Day 11: My House Normally Doesn't Look Like This
Day 12: Homecoming: On Being a Tourist in Your Own Town
Day 13: The Simple Pleasures of a Fall Afternoon
Day 14: Accountability Works for Me
Day 15: I Had Forgotten
Day 16: Fried Rice is an Invasive Species
Day 17: Premature
Day 18: Whether Your Burden Be Heavy or Light
Day 19: A Winning Combination
Day 20: What I Most Want My Children to Learn
Day 21: The Winner: Hello Kitty Bingo
Day 22: What Could I Accomplish If I Didn't Fritter?
Day 23: Preparing for the Dryness
Day 24: The Injustice of Justice
Day 25: First Lost Tooth
Day 26: Showers of Blessings
Day 27: My Relationship with Running: An Adolescent Romance
Day 28: Casting Cares
Day 29: Cropping Life
Day 30: We Finally Got It Right at 8:05 p.m.
Day 31: The End of 31 Days, But Not the End of Awesome